Version of Wine am I using?

Hi all,

This is for an 11.0 64 bit machine.

I am trying to figure out how to tell which version of wine am I using?

I have an application that was running great with wine before wine took an update. Now after several reinstalls, this application is still not running correctly.

I have another workstation here that did not take the wine update, but cannot figure out which version it is. The same application is running great on it.

How do I tell which version Wine is?



rpm -qa | grep wine
wine --version


I downloaded the right version I need to install it, don’t know how.



So what did you download is it an rpm or gx file?

This is from the wineHQ website:

It is a collection of files, not a single rpm or gx file.

I need this version in order to match the working version on the sister workstation I have.

The Opensuse repos don’t have this version.



That looks like a source file that you would need to compile.

There should be a readme file in the package that gives instructions.

You will need to at least install the gcc compiler.

I just wonder why that version?

Thanks gogalthorp, I forgot about the gcc compiler. I was trying to follow the readme, but kept getting bash errors.

Hi Caf, I don’t know why, but the sister workstation to this one is completely the same as this one without the wine update, and my app works great on it.


I never find the wine version matters

I didn’t think so either, until I did this update. Funny thing, though. It backward updated. version 1.1.5 is the version that works, and the repos backed up the version to 1.1.43.


I need to get some things cleared up.

This is openSUSE 11.0
You updated wine and now it doesn’t work.

Wine recently made a big change in versions and I feel you might be confused.
I think if you look carefully you will see that the build service version LOOKS like a downgrade, but it’s not. The latest in the wine repo is:
Note the 1.2rc2-1.1

If you look in yast - software management with the versions tab, you should see. My guess is if you roll back to the OSS version you will be fine.

DOH!!! This is making me look like Homer Simpson.

I didn’t see that, but my guess is now that you mention it, you are right.

I will have to confirm on that later, I am not at the office.

I think that you are right on this AGAIN!!!

BTW, Caf, do you ever sleep? You are always in here helping me…We have the same join date months, but your post count is over the top.


I may be correct, we will see. It’s not unheard of.

Sleep is minimal for me:(
Post count isn’t everything. We don’t expect everyone to be able to commit to helping in the same way. I’m happy to do what I can.

Yep, just confirmed…

My first post here in these forums, you responded there too.

Thanks Caf, will post my results tomorrow.


;)See you on the other side

you are caf, wrong version I was looking at.

Anyways, now I am trying to install the version from a previous post from winehq.

I start the install and this happens:

Wine Installer v1.0

Running configure...

checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for gcc... gcc -m32
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

Configure failed, aborting install.

What do I need to resolve this?

This is for 11.0 64bit



This is NOT the way I would recommend to install. Why not try the version that is supplied by OSS/Updates

Hi Caf,

I have read one of your previous posts, you said to use the OSS version.

I did, and now my application works good again.

Thanks Caf,



You could download the .rpm directly from the 11.0 repo for safe keeping (unless you have the install DVD - in which case it is on there)
As you know 11.0 repos will go down soon as it’s support ends.

Definitely keep that in mind, and a copy set aside.